Presentation on theme: "Metric System The metric system (SI) is an international system of measurement that is based on units of 10."— Presentation transcript:
1 Metric SystemThe metric system (SI) is an international system of measurement that is based on units of 10.
2 Matter Anything that has mass and takes up space. All the “stuff” around you is matter.
3 Volume Volume- The amount of space matter occupies Liter(L) cm3 MeasurementToolsUnitsVolume- The amount of space matter occupiesGraduated CylinderMetric RulerLiter(L)cm3
4 Mass Mass- The amount of matter in an object. Gram (g) MeasurementToolsUnitsMass- The amount of matter in an object.Triple-beam or Digital balanceGram (g)
5 Length Length- How far away two points are from each other. Meter (m) MeasurementToolsUnitsLength- How far away two points are from each other.Metric RulerMeter StickMeter (m)
6 Prefixes & ConvertingPrefixes are placed in front of a base unit to change the size.To convert to a Smaller Unit: Move the decimal point according to the number of “jumps” or multiply by the conversion (10, 100, 1000…)To convert to a Larger Unit: Move the decimal point according to the number of “jumps” or divide by the conversion (10, 100, 1000…)
7 How many jumps does it take? 123KILO 1000 UnitsHECTO 100 UnitsDEKA 10 UnitsDECI 0.1 UnitMeters Liters GramsCENTI 0.01 UnitMILLI Unit4 km = _________ mStarting PointEndingPoint1st – Determine your starting point.2nd – Count the “jumps” to your ending point.3rd – Move the decimal the same number of jumps in the same direction.How many jumps does it take?4.1__.2__.3__.= 4000 m
8 A pneumonic device we use to remember the prefixes is: King Henry Doesn't Usually Drink Chocolate Milk